Mary Wasiri’s heart has always been in the field of education. She is an educationist by profession, having graduated from the University of Malawi in 1990, with a Bachelor of Education degree. She went on to teach English and Bible Knowledge at Chichiri Secondary School. She taught for about nine years, until an unfortunate road accident forced her to transfer to Malawi College of Distance Education. She worked there for two years as a Principal Producer involved in the production of teaching and learning materials for Distance Education Centres.
In 2000, she joined the Department of Human Resource Management and Development as a Management Analyst, and eventually became Principal Management Analyst.
In 2004, she joined the University of Malawi as Assistant Registrar responsible for Academic Affairs. She worked at the University Office in this position, until 2005, when she was sent to Bunda College of Agriculture, as an Assistant Registrar on relief basis.
In 2006, she was confirmed at Bunda College as Assistant Registrar responsible for Human Resource Management. In 2007, she became Bunda College Registrar.
In 2009, she was transferred to Kamuzu College of Nursing, again as College Registrar. She has been the College Registrar for Chancellor College since 2014.